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Most Valuable Brewers 2014

A list of players as voted by the readers of BCB as the most valuable players of 2014.

Wily Peralta voted Brewers' Most Valuable Pitcher

He was selected for the #3 spot in our annual ranking of the season's best Brewers.

Kyle Lohse takes the 2nd spot in a strong rotation

Kyle Lohse continued to pitch well in 2014, giving the starting rotation a formidable 1-2 punch with Peralta.

Yovani Gallardo: MVBrewer #5

Yo moves up three spots after placing 8th in last year's poll thanks to another rock solid season on the mound.

Oh no! A Fiers started in MVBrewers #6!

Fiers brought stability to the rotation in August and September

Francisco Rodriguez's weird year: MVBrewer #7

K-Rod had a year of wild extremes in the general departments of luck and skill.

MVBrewers #8: Ramirez's down year was good enough

One of baseball's oldest regulars was still an All Star in 2014.

MVBrewers #9: Matt Garza meets expectations

The Brewers paid for a significant contributor in free agency, and that's what they got in Matt Garza's first season.

MVBrewers #10: Scooter Gennett

After taking the second base job in 2013, Scooter Gennett continued to solidify his position there with a good 2014 season.

MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Rickie Weeks

Weeks had his best offensive season since 2012 while platooning with Scooter Gennett

MVBrewers Honorable Mentions: Khris Davis

Khris Davis had a fine first full major league season and is the second honorable mention in our MVBrewers series.

MVBrewers Honorable Mentions: Will Smith

Will Smith, like the Brewers at large, started very strong and faded towards the middle and end of the season.

MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Zach Duke

Duke was a diamond-in-the-rough for the Brewers after first being signed on a minor league deal.

MVBRewers Honorable Mention: Grumpy Mark Reynolds

The grumpiest Brewers slugger ever in today's MVBrewers Honorable Mention

MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Ryan Braun

In 2011, Ryan Braun was the NL MVP. In 2012, he was the NL MVP runner-up. In 2014, he couldn't even finish in the top-10 of most valuable Brewers.

MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Jimmy Nelson

An excellent season in the minors earned Jimmy Nelson a spot in the Brewers rotation in the middle of the season. Where will he go from here?

Lesser Brewers: You forgot about these guys

Remember Josh Stinson? Of course not. This is about those guys.

Lesser Brewers: Jonathan Broxton

Lesser Brewers: Jonathan Broxton

Lesser Brewers: Jeff Bianchi

Jeff Bianchi couldn't hit enough to stay with the Brewers. Now, he's a free agent.

Lesser Brewers: Wei-Chung Wang

The Brewers took a chance on a prospect and to nearly everyone's surprise it's worked out so far.

Lesser Brewers: Jim Henderson

Jim Henderson was the sixth-most valuable Brewer in 2013. Injury ruined his 2014 campaign, though.

Lesser Brewers: Matt Clark

Matt Clark mashes in the minors and showed a strong bat in a brief major league stint. But there may not be room for him on the roster in 2015.

Lesser Brewers: Tyler Thornburg

Tyler Thornburg excelled in his transition to the bullpen, but an elbow injury limited his effectiveness and eventually ended his season.

Lesser Brewers: Logan Schafer

Logan Schafer provided a needed outfield backup for the Brewers, but saw his playtime time diminish as he continued to struggle at the plate.

Lesser Brewers: Tom Gorzelanny

Tom Gorzelanny's loss was Zach Duke's gain.

Lesser Brewers: Lyle Overbay

Lyle Overbay wasn't the most exciting choice to platoon at first base, but he proved his value as the season wore on.

Lesser Brewers: Rob Wooten

"Sometimes ERA is not the best indicator of performance," said Rob Wooten. (I assume, anyway)

Lesser Brewers: Elian Herrera

Even the best teams need back up players.

Lesser Brewers: Brandon Kintzler

Kintzler fell off a bit last season -- serving up home runs all over the place -- but he continues to be effective enough to remain a fixture in middle relief for the Brewers.

Lesser Brewers: Marco Estrada

Marco Estrada's final season with the Brewers was far from his best. But even in defeat there was value to be found.

MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Martin Maldonado

The Brewers' backup catcher put together a bizarrely interesting campaign in 2014 as the lead actor in many of the season's finest moments.

MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Jeremy Jeffress

An April minor league free agent pickup turned into a great asset for the 2014 Brewers.

MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Gerardo Parra

He wasn't the trade deadline acquisition many wanted, but he was the trade deadline acquisition the Brewers needed.


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